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Papa's Pantry

American, Southwestern, Mexican
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515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A nice, friendly place, with good food.

This is a family-owned restaurant and the people are always very friendly. It's located right next to a Pilot truck stop, and the parking lot is usually full at lunch time. The mexican food is tasty and you can get Mexican food made without cilantro. You can also get good hamburgers. Prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Las Vegas, NV
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a family-owned restaurant and the people are always very friendly. It's located right next to a Pilot truck stop, and the parking lot is usually full at lunch time. The mexican food is tasty and you can get Mexican food made without cilantro. You can also get good hamburgers. Prices are very reasonable. What makes the place special... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were just passing through, checked Yelp and found this place next to Pilot. The chicken fajitas and the green chicken enchiladas were delicious, and the salsa was spicy and perfect!

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Alcoa, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stopped here on a whim. Not many folks dining. Service was average. Ordered shredded beef tacos. A little bland but I just added a bit of salt. Hubster ordered enchiladas. He said they were very good. Friendly with alot of local traffic. Everyone seemed to know each other. If your not in a hurry and not looking for 5 star... More 

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Abilene, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I didn't like Mexican or TexMex until I ate here on my way through Texas. Now I have eaten here 3 times and the down home goodness is consistent. Makes it worth stopping in Van Horn....if the parking lot is full you can park in the dirt lot across the street. Chicken white chili enchiladas my favorite- chicken or cheese.

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Saranac Lake, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stranded three days in a nasty storm so ate at Papa's each day. It was pleasant with good service as we waited out the storm.

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El Paso, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We needed a quick meal so we could get back on the road and Papa's Pantry fit the bill. I had a burrito and my husband had the chicken enceladas. (sp) We were back on the road in to time with full and happy tummies.

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OLYMPIA
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343 reviews 343 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This seems to be the only sit down restaurant in the area where they will take your order and serve you. So they have a bit of a monopoly. Other restaurants are fast food. The hamburgers are excellent with large homemade patties and condiments of your choice. My wife really enjoyed her double meat burger. That is what most of... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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118 reviews 118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The service was very, very slow. There were several tables that came in after us and they received their food ahead of us. We perceived they took care of the locals first. We may be wrong, but that's what we perceived. When our meal did come, the ordered medium rare hamburger arrived well-done...and after waiting 45 minutes for it, we... More 

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Drummonds, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hubby got the special, which was meatloaf, and he said it was very good except the veggies were from frozen. I got the Mexican combo, first on menu, and it was excellent. Really good tacos, wished I'd ordered the 3-taco dish. Chicken flauta also good. Very efficient service . . They seem to know that everyone is in a hurry... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nestled among the truck stops, you hope to find some good familiar food. This place has that. Not upscale but decent service and pretty fast. I had salad with fajita chicken. The chicken was particularly good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
  • Phone Number: 432-283-2302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?